80 Inspiring New Year's Toasts That Pair Perfectly With Champagne

In the minutes leading up to midnight on New Year’s Eve, you can be sure to find a number of things going on at any given New Year’s Eve party (big or small). There’s going to be someone who is blasting the jams to create the perfect vibe, a person who is making sure that everyone has at least one good luck food on their plate and, of course, you have to have the host, who will fill up everyone's glass with champagne and give a special New Year's toast.

And after a particularly rough couple of years, the pressure is on to make this is one of the best New Year's toasts ever. With our help of inspirational and funny ideas, we're going to make sure you hit all the right notes. You can use an ever-appropriate quote as you raise a glass, or stick to a short and sweet New Year's wish, either way you'll help everyone say goodbye to the past and hello to the future.

Inspirational New Year's Toasts

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  • "New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours." (Alex Morritt)

  • "Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

  • "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet." (Anne Frank)

  • "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." (Mother Teresa)

  • "Here’s health to those I love and wealth to those who love me."

  • "Be the change you wish to see in the world." (Gandhi)

  • "May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live."

  • "May our friends remain faithful and clear."

  • "For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." (T.S. Eliot)

  • "Another year is dawning! Let it be for better or for worse, another year with thee."

  • "As we start the New Year, let's get down on our knees to thank God we're on our feet."

  • "New Year's Day is every man's birthday." (Charles Lamb)

  • "May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you and heaven accept you."

  • "In the year ahead, May we treat our friends with kindness and our enemies with generosity."

  • "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing." (Abraham Lincoln)

  • "May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight on you. And may the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be toward us in the New Year."(Irish Blessing)

  • "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." (Benjamin Franklin)

  • "May your giving hand never fail you."

  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." (C.S. Lewis)

  • "Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings."(Jonathan Lockwood Huie)

  • "Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, 'Hey, that was great!' It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look." (Betty White)

  • "Remember that life’s most valuable antiques are dear old friends." (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

  • "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are." (J.P. Morgan)

  • "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." (Thomas Jefferson)

  • "Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both." (Kristin Kreuk)

  • "The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written." (Melody Beattie)

  • "Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start." (Nido Qubein)

  • "You can get excited about the future. The past won't mind." (Hillary DePiano)

  • "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." (Helen Keller)

  • "Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year." (John R. Dallas Jr.)

  • "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." (Michael Altshuler)

  • "May the best of your past be the worst of your future."

  • "May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door." (Irish Blessing)

  • "Wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell, not just for the holidays, but all the year as well."

  • "In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." (Irish Toast)

  • "A New Year’s toast to love and laughter and happily ever after."

  • "Here's to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; Here's to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold."

  • "Get excited about the future. The past won’t mind." (Hillary DePiano)

  • "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." (Buddha)

  • "And now we welcome the new year — full of things that have never been." (Rainer Maria Rilke)

  • "To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure." (Ben Jonson)

  • "Love to one, friendship to many, and good will to all."

  • "The past is always tense, the future perfect." (Zadie Smith)

  • "Never regret. If it's good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience." (Eleanor Hibbert)

  • "May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand." (Irish Blessing)

  • "Here’s a toast to the future, a toast to the past, and a toast to our friends, far and near."

  • "May the sunshine of comfort dispel the clouds of despair."

  • "Here's to eternity, may we spend it in as good company as this night finds us."

  • "A health to you, a wealth to you, and the best that life can give to you."

  • "Out with the old, in with the new, cheers to the future, and all that we do."

  • "For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." (T.S. Eliot)

  • "Here's to the year past and friends who have left us. Here's to the present and the friends who are here. Here's to the New Year and the new friends who will join us." (Emily Post)

Funny New Year's Toasts

  • "I would rather be with the people in this room than with the finest people I know."

  • "Let's hope this year is easier than keeping those 'healthy living' resolutions."

  • "Here's to doing and drinking, not sitting and thinking."

  • "Take everything in moderation, including moderation." (Oscar Wilde)

  • "I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home." (W.C. Fields)

  • "Here’s to those who’ve seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can’t tell the difference."

  • "One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it breaks a New Year's resolution."

  • "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me" (Winston Churchill)

  • "Life, alas Is very drear, up with the glass, down with the beer!" (Louis Untermeyer)

  • "Here’s to the nights we’ll never remember with the friends we’ll never forget."

  • "Here’s to our friends, and the strength to put up with them." (T.S. Eliot)

  • "Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to all of life’s problems."(Homer Simpson)

  • "Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." (Phyllis Mcginley)

  • "In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it." (Napoleon Bonaparte)

  • "To the holidays — all 365 of them."

  • "Here's to those who've seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can't tell the difference."

  • "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." (Bill Vaughan)

  • "I would rather be with the people in this room than with the finest people I know."

  • "May you always have love in your hearts and champagne in your belly."

  • "May all your troubles during the coming year be as short as your New Year's resolutions."

  • "I used to know a clever toast, but pshaw! I cannot think of it — so fill your glass to anything and, bless your souls, I'll drink to it!" (Wallace Irwin)

  • "Here’s to champagne for our real friends, and real pain to our sham friends."

  • "May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." (Frank Sinatra)

  • "He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool." (F.M. Knowles)

  • "Some ships are wooden ships, but those ships may sink. The best ships are friendships, and to those ships, we drink."

  • "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." (William Shakespeare)

  • "Here's to doing and drinking, not sitting and thinking."

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